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2012 Hyundai i20 facelift spy shots

Hyundai has been spotted testing a prototype version of the upcoming 2012 Hyundai i20 facelift. The new model will showcase Hyundai's latest 'fluidic sculpture' design language, as seen on Hyundai's latest range of vehicles.

2012 Hyundai i20

Although heavily disguised in these images, the facelift is expected to showcase a new front end with flowing LED-encrusted headlights, matching panel lines, and Hyundai's new cross-bar centre fascia - as seen on the new Elantra, Veloster and i40.

The rear end is also likely to feature slight revisions over the current model - which has been around since 2008 in international markets - with new taillights, an updated rear apron, and possibly a curvier hatch design.

Inside, the facelift is expected to bring with it more modern surfaces and revised trims and materials, along with a new steering wheel to freshen up the cabin.

There's been no indication yet if any engine changes will take place with the facelift.

Hyundai Australia isn't commenting on the facelift's local arrival at this stage. According to international reports, it will hit the showrooms some time later this year.